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Manning Throws Passes to Elementary School Students

Posted Apr 22, 2014

Quarterback Peyton Manning visited Hallett Elementary School on Monday.

DENVER -- After working out with his teammates as part of phase one of the Broncos' voluntary offseason conditioning program, quarterback Peyton Manning loosened up his arm with a few passes in the afternoon.

However, it wasn't Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders or Andre Caldwell catching passes from the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback.

It was students at Hallett Elementary School in Denver that had the opportunity to have Manning as their all-time quarterback in gym class on Tuesday.

Manning surprised the students with a visit to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Manning was part of the Playworks organization's initiative to get kids up and moving around during the day.

Playworks Colorado, which began in 2010, currently serves 5,500 students in 18 low-income schools in Denver, Aurora and Northglenn.

The students were split into four groups that rotated through various activity stations. Manning quarterbacked the gym station where one student would line up on defense and one at wide receiver. Manning would huddle with each route-runner and then throw a pass to the student with another student defending.

One student, as seen in the video below, pulled off a series of fakes to work himself open for a touchdown grab.

Manning made sure each student got to catch a pass during their session, and afterwards posed for group photos with all the children.

Click here to view photos from his visit.